MULTIPLE TRANSLATIONS OF APRICOT - EMPTY ZATEYA
In 1991 they treated me to apricots.
The fruits were large, with a slight blush, juicy and tasty, the seeds were well separated.
By this time, my family had just acquired a dacha, or rather, a real country estate, and therefore we really wanted to start our own nice garden.
And I liked the apricots mentioned so much that I decided to start making my dream come true with them and with this particular variety. And he was going to dissolve it from the bones, which he did not throw away, but meticulously collected. 50 pieces worked!
In the fall, I prepared a bed, filled it with compost and planted all the bones there according to a 10 × 10 cm scheme.
In the spring they all rose, and by the end of the season the sprouts were about 15-25 cm high.I selected 25 of the best seedlings and planted them in a new place already according to the 20 × 20 cm scheme. By the fall of the third year, the apricots had already grown to 60-80 cm.
Then I, having chosen four of the strongest and most vigorous seedlings, transplanted them for the third time - already on a permanent place, and distributed the rest to neighbors.
After four years, they bloomed, and I was able to harvest the first crop. But here I was struck by an offensive disappointment: of the four trees grown from seeds, none of them looked like their parents.
All these apricots gave different fruits: first - large, yellow, late ripening and tasteless; the second is medium in size, yellow, with a kind of insipid taste, and the bones were poorly separated from them; in the third, the fruits are similar to those in the second, but slightly sweeter; and at the fourth tree they grew small, bright orange in color, sweet and with an amazing smell.
Three years later, all these trees had to be uprooted. How sorry I was for the lost years!
I made the following conclusion: all statements that when growing apricot from seeds, seedlings must be transplanted at least three to four times in order to get a good specimen with varietal qualities are complete nonsense. If you really want to get something good that you yourself like, then this is achieved only by vaccination. Which is what I am doing now.
© Author: Vladimir Svetozarov
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